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Brandin Lea Is Back

The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Steve Steward
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...
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Latest From Blotch
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Willie Nelson Abandons Cowtown For Austin

Jeff Prince
Willie Nelson has left behind more than a few women, and he’s abandoned quite a few cities as well. So it’s an honor when Nelson picks Fort Worth as the site of his annual July 4 Picnic, and it’s kind of an ho...
Missing Dog
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Latest From Metro
Tamera Bounds, founder of the Mansfield Gas Well Alliance, wanted “three important things” but got, really, only one. Lee Chastain

Gas Industry Holds on Tight

After losing in Denton, the industry turns on the charm in Mansfield.
Peter Gorman
Nobody’s really happy. Not the residents of Mansfield who wanted major changes to the city’s gas- drilling ordinance. And not the industry, whose leaders decided to draw a line in the Barnett Shale sand after suffering a de...
Boggs (left), with Phillips and Essian: “We will discuss what churches won’t talk about.” Brian Hutson
Stout: “Why does Bedford have advisory boards [at all]? Vishal Malhotra
Jessica Castillo, Daniel Brumley’s mother,  talked with Deputy Chief Charlie Ramirez at the meeting. Jeff Prince
 
Latest From Music Feature
Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...
Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”
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Latest From 2nd Thought
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Weekly Editor Departs

Gayle Reaves
Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before. I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has al...
Hospitallandia
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Latest From Static
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Bad Romance

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The oil and gas folks talk a big game about having bromances. They promise big royalty checks to communities and in return give money to libraries, parks, schools, and cultural events. It’s so sweet! They attend town hall mee...
Earth Day
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Latest From Last Call
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Lost Weekends Await

Steve Steward
Look, I’m just gonna say it right now: It’s tough to beat a bar with a secret door. Classic cocktails made with house-made ingredients are great ’n’ all, but, seriously, y’all. Secret door! That’s pretty badass. Tho...
Milo's Bar
The tap wall apportioned with only Texas-brewed beer.
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Latest From Hearsay
Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

Hearsay
News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...
The Fluorescents
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Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.
 
Latest From Stage
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.

It’s Hall a Dream

This unique chamber quartet may be outgrowing its humble origins.
Edward Brown
Casting aside conventional thinking has been the Hall Ensemble’s unofficial mantra since forming seven years ago. In an artform steeped in centuries of tradition, the chamber quartet has intentionally avoided concert halls, c...
Carolyn Judson and Cal Coomer may have never been better.
(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."
Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.
 
Latest From Eats
Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

53rd Time’s a Charm-a

Has The Tower finally found its culinary anchor?
Laurie Barker James
Vivo 53 sits on the ground floor of The Tower, where many restaurants, including the wonderful Vault, have come and gone. Vivo 53, with its bold color scheme, is much brighter and welcoming than its immediate predecessor, The T...
The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain
Olives’ owners draw from all over — including Arlington. Brian Hutson
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Latest From Chow, Baby
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Modern Wine, Modern Convo

Chow, Baby
People can be so rude. There I was last week enjoying the near-flawless wine dinner ($100 per person) at Café Modern (3200 Darnell St.). And at one point a couple of diners around me shushed me. I couldn’t believe there were...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Maika Monroe enjoys a serene moment before she catches It in It Follows.

Tag, You’re It

Terror is a walking STD in the terrific It Follows.
Kristian Lin
Ever since It Follows debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, horror fans haven’t been able to stop talking about it. Maybe you were lucky enough to catch the movie at last fall’s Lone Star Film Festival, but if you ...
Will Ferrell tries to dress ghetto and Kevin Hart is unimpressed in "Get Hard."
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Latest From Film Shorts
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (NR) Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) stars in David Zellner’s drama as a Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota to search for the buried treasure from Fargo, believing that the Coen brothers’ film...
Metalhead opens Friday in Dallas
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Latest From Arts
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Cleburne Passes Smoking Ordinance

Peter Gorman
Well, there was hand-wringing, jubilation, and a lot of cigarettes lit after Cleburne passed a smoking ordinance last week. The ordinance makes it clear that any business can choose to allow smoking, allow smoking in designated...
There’s more to Jay Wilkinson than brilliant stuff like “De Hory,” the Fort Worth multimedia artist’s painted tribute to famed painter and forger Elmyr de Hory.
Van Gogh’s “Enclosed Field with a Ploughman” is from 1889, not long before the tortured artist committed suicide.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.
 
Latest From Gallery
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Nicholas Wood is fond of calling his works “capsules,” though we wouldn’t recommend swallowing his wall-mounted sculptures and works on paper. His show at William Campbell is part of the Spring Gallery Night festivities, ...
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Bailey Chapman’s “4 Ways of Working”
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